Historical Events In 1940
Tuesday, 22 September 2020
Jul 15 Robert Wadlow world's tallest man (8'11.1"), dies at 32 in the year 1940.
Jul 15 Voluntary Defence Force (VDC), composed mainly of World War One veterans, formed by Returned Sailors' Soldiers' and Airmen's League of Australia for home defence in the year 1940.
Jul 16 NSB'er Woudenberg appointed as NVV-trustee on this day in history.
Jul 17 Phyllis Davis, Port Arthur Tx, actress (Love American Style, Vega$) on this day in history.
Jul 18 On this day in history 1st successful helicopter flight, Stratford, Ct
Jul 18 The first successful helicopter flight, Stratford, Ct on this day in history.
Jul 19 In the year 1940 hitler orders Great Britain to surrenders
Jul 19 On this day in history samuel H Chang, US newspaper magnate, murdered in Shanghai
Jul 20 In the year 1940 germany occupiers forbid Dutch Communist Party (CPN) in Netherlands
Jul 20 Singles record charts first published by Billboard-Tommy Dorsey #1 on this day in history.
Jul 20 In the year 1940 y G Van de Peat, Dutch director of employment, commits suicide
Jul 21 James E Clyburn, (Rep-D-South Carolina) in the year 1940.
Jul 21 Soviet Union annexes Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania on this day in history.
Jul 22 Alex Trebek, Sudbury Ontario, TV game host (High Rollers, Jeopardy) in the year 1940.
Jul 22 Dutch prime minister De Geer meets Hitler seeking peace talks on this day in history.
Jul 23 "Blitz" all-night air raid by German bombers on London begins in the year 1940.
Jul 23 "Blitz" begins, all-night raid on London on this day in history.
Jul 24 1st illegal "Newsletter of Pieter It Hen" publishes in Netherlands on this day in history.
Jul 25 On this day in history john Sigmund begins swimming for 89 hrs 46 mins in the Mississippi R
Jul 26 In the year 1940 formation of Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service (RAAFNS)
Jul 27 In the year 1940 billboard magazine starts publishing bestseller charts
Jul 27 In the year 1940 bugs Bunny makes his debut in the Warner Bros. cartoon A Wild Hare.
Jul 28 Johann Richard Ohlsson, composer, dies at 66 on this day in history.
Jul 28 Phil Proctor, comedian (Firesign Theater) on this day in history.
Jul 28 Radio Orange, London begins in the year 1940.
Jul 29 On this day in history urk soccer team forms
Jul 30 Clive Sinclair, British computer inventor (ZX Spectrum) on this day in history.
Jul 30 The birth of Sir Clive Sinclair, British Inventor in the year 1940.
Jul 31 38 U boats sinks this month (196,000 ton) on this day in history.
Jul 31 In the year 1940 whitney Krakower, US gangster, murderrd by "Bugsy" Siegel
Aug 01 First expulsion of Jews from Cracow in the year 1940.
Aug 01 In the year 1940 hMS OSWALD,sunk 10 miles SE of Cape Spartivento, SW Italy in Ionian Sea - rammed by Italian destroyer 'Vivaldi'.
Aug 02 On this day in history clermont-Ferrand sentences Gen Charles de Gaulle to death
Aug 03 In the year 1940 german occupiers forbid ritual slaughters & English & French movies